We innovate – we improve – we set standards

We continuously invest in people, our fleet and in new technologies. Østensjø Rederi is an innovative and industry leading company, always two steps ahead of the market. Our focus is to make our ships safer, greener and more efficient. As well as serving the market with industry leading technology, we always work towards providing our clients with the best services.  This dedication has resulted in us being the first to introduce solutions that today are considered industry standard. We also invest in new establishments that are interesting and innovative.


Innovation timeline

1975First in the world to introduce high sides on platform supply vessels (PSV) to ensure deck workers safety. Industry standard today.
1984First in the world to install dynamic positioning (DP) on a PSV (Edda Fjord). Industry standard today.
1997Introduced the hose catcher on Edda Frigg. A cargo hose-securing device that ensures the safety of the crew.
2005To increase steering force we installed a Voith turbo fin on our VSP tractor tugs as one of the first in the field. This to increase steering force.
2007First in the world to introduce the following on a PSV vessel (Edda Fram): Voith Schneider propeller, active roll-reduction system and dedicated drill cutting tanks.
2011The monohull accommodation vessel Edda Fides came into service, becoming the first vessel of its type in the world.

First in the world to introduce Voith Schneider propeller on subsea and accommodation vessels.
2013Developed a new diesel-electric propulsion system, Siemens Blue drive C, which uses less fuel and reduces NOx and emission of greenhouse gases. The system made Edda Ferd the world’s most environmentally friendly PSV at the time of her delivery.